The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who take refuge in Him. Nahum 1:7
I would venture to guess that not many of us turn to Nahum regularly in our times of devotion. That’s a pretty easy guess to make because in the book, God gave Nahum a strong message to the city of Nineveh, warning of destruction and then predicting its fulfillment (1:1,8). The city that once had repented and turned to the Lord at Jonah’s preaching now had turned back away from Him. At the same time, God was now setting His people free from bondage and calling them back to Himself (1:12-13). In fact, He knows those who are His, those who have turned to Him as their refuge as we see in Nahum 1:7, and He cares for us.
There are 3 things that show God as refuge in this verse that are worth unpacking.
So, now that we have unpacked this verse, I think the only thing each of us has left to do is to do just what the verse talks about: take refuge in Him! Thankfully, He’s made provision for us to have that refuge in Christ. Let’s take refuge in Him today.
On Christ the solid rock we stand,
Questions for Reflection: